8 days in Cairns Itinerary

8 days in Cairns Itinerary

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Cairns

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A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Village Herberton and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Port Douglas (With Sugar, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, & more), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 26th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, identify plant and animal life at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Babinda Boulders, Historic Village Herberton
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Scuba & Snorkeling

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